Interacting with VOXL Mapper
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- Interacting with VOXL Mapper through VOXL Portal
Interacting with VOXL Mapper through VOXL Portal
Viewing the map
In VOXL Portal, select the map tab to interact with voxl-mapper. VOXL Portal has two options for viewing. A 2D view which will show the distances to objects for a given height (this view represents a slice through the 3D map at the specified height). There is also a 3D view which will show the mesh of the surrounding area.
Sending a Plan
Plan to a Point and click anywhere on the map. A point will appear at a height of 0. Use the arrows to drag the point to your desired location. Next, select
Go to create a plan to that point. Once a plan is found, press the
Follow Path button at the bottom of the page to tell the robot to follow the path. You may press
Abort at anytime to stop the robot from moving. Please adhere to the safety messages before allowing the robot to fly autonomously.
Alternatively, you can press
Go to Home to have the robot plan to its home position. Home will always be 1.5m above the (0, 0) location.
Saving and Loading Maps
Within the map view of VOXL Portal, there are options for
Save Map and
Load Map. To save a map, select
Save Map, optionally enter a directory path for the files to be saved at (defaults to /data/voxl-mapper/), and choose a mesh format to save from the radio options. The files that will be saved are: esdf_map, tsdf_map, mesh.
For loading maps, simply select
Load Map and optionally enter a directory path for the files to be loaded from (default again is /data/voxl-mapper).
VOXL Portal also serves an Api to directly grab the mesh data in one of three file formats: .ply, .obj, or .gltf. To use this Api, simply fetch